Please read and carefully consider the following rules and guidelines to the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) Copyright Collective of Canada (CCC) and the Motion Picture Association – Canada  (collectively, the Contest Administrators) The Reel Challenge Contest.

ABOUT – The Reel Challenge Contest is an initiative of the Canadian Film Centre, supported by the Copyright Collective of Canada, and administered by iThentic.

CONTEST DESCRIPTION – The Contest runs from Thursday, November 14, 2013 to Sunday, January 26, 2014.  To be valid, all successfully completed application forms and video entries must be received electronically no later than 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Once submitted, application forms and video entries become the property of the Contest Administrators.

TO ENTER – To enter you must: i) complete the application form and submission process on-line at; and ii) upload your short film (“Content”).  No purchase necessary.  Any application form and supporting materials received any other way shall be destroyed and shall not be considered a valid submission to The Reel Challenge Contest.

ADJUDICATING COMMITTEE – An internal CFC adjudicating committee will serve to review and assess prize submissions and select prize-winners.

SELECTION CRITERIA – Two prizes will be awarded by the adjudicating committee to the Content Providers  (the individual(s) that submitted the winning video) whose submissions promote the importance of promoting and protecting a vibrant entertainment industry in Canada.  This evaluation shall be conducted at the sole discretion of the adjudicating committee, whose decisions shall be final and shall not be subject to appeal or review.

ELIGIBILITY – Contest is open to all Canadian residents, with the exception of Quebec residents, who have reached the age of majority in their province of residence at the time of entering the Contest.  Employees of the Contest Administrators, and their affiliates, as well as their immediate family (father/mother, brother/sister, son/daughter) or persons living under the same roof are not eligible to enter.  To be declared a winner, the Content Provider must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question.

PRIZES – Two prizes are to be awarded: A Grand Prize of $10,000.00 and a Runner-Up Prize of $5,000.00. There is no regional allocation of prizes.  Odds of winning cannot be calculated as there are no restrictions on the number of entries.

AWARD – Winners must claim their prize as instructed by the CFC no later than eight business days after being notified by the CFC that they have been chosen to receive a prize.  If the prize is not claimed within this period, a new winner will be chosen by the adjudicating committee. Refusal to accept the prize releases the Contest Administrators, their affiliates, directors, officers and employees of any obligation toward the winner.

SHORT FILM – Eligible submissions should be under sixty (60) seconds in length.

FORMAT – We are currently accepting only English and French language (or no dialogue) videos. Supported file formats include Audio Video Interleave (.avi), QuickTime (.mov), MPEG 4 (.mp4, .mpeg4) and Windows Media (.wmv).

LANGUAGE – Eligible submissions may be in either the English or French language, or have no dialogue.

YEAR OF PRODUCTION – No earlier than November 14, 2013.

RIGHTS – The non-exclusive worldwide rights must be available in perpetuity for Use by the Contest Administrators.

COPYRIGHT – All copyright, moral rights, and rights of personality in all content, music, actors must be cleared. Failure to clear these rights will result in removal of the Content from consideration in The Reel Challenge Contest.


NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS – Submit each film only once. Content Providers may submit more than one film, but they must all be different.

LIABILITY – The Contest Administrators, their affiliates as well as their respective directors, officers and employees, shall assume no liability resulting from losses, delays, mistaken addresses on e-mail received, typographical errors, technical, computer or telephone malfunctions, loss or theft of computer or telephone data, damage to software or computer equipment, fraudulent calls or any other mistake.

PRIVACY – All personal information, such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and age is collected solely for the purposes of administering this contest and shall not be used for any other purpose without your consent. By providing this information, you consent to it being used the Contest Administrators and their affiliates for the stated purposes.

These contest rules and regulations are effective Thursday, November 14, 2013.